West Virginia University at Parkersburg
WVU Parkersburg Theatre Department to present Angels Fall
Clovis, Theatre Department, 304-424-8295.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The College Theatre at West Virginia University at Parkersburg will present Angels Fall, a poetic drama by Lanford Wilson, on Friday, Jan. 16 through Sunday, Jan. 18.
Curtain time is 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday (Jan. 16-17), and 2 pm., Sunday (Jan. 18),in the college theatre. The play is intended for mature audiences.
"This moving piece by one of Americaís foremost playwrights is set in an impoverished Catholic mission in rural New Mexico where are a group of disparate individuals gather due to an accident at a nearby nuclear facility," noted Andrew Clovis, the play's director. "In it, Wilson explores character, conflict and the individualís ethical responsibility to their society."
Lanford Wilson, who has authored some fifty plays, has received Off Broadway Theatre Awards for Outstanding Drama for The Hot L Baltimore (1973), The Mound Builders (1975), and Sympathetic Magic (1997). In addition, Wilson received the Obie for Sustained Achievement in the Theatre. Some of the Lanford Wilsonís other highly acclaimed works include Balm in Gilead (1964), Thymus Vulgaris (1982), A Poster of the Cosmos (1987) and Burn This (1987). Among his most recent works are Abstinence and By the Sea By the Beautiful Sea.
Tickets for the production are $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for students. WVU Parkersburg faculty, staff and students may purchase tickets in advance for $1.00 each. Contact the college Business office for ticket information.
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